The rift between Geohot and Chronic Dev team seems to have hit the sky already with LimeRa1n Jailbreak coming directly from Geohot. The Chronic Dev team claims that Geohot stole their untethered exploit just so that he can release it first. This Limera1n version is for Windows only and will jailbreak iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch 4G.
There is some good news for iPod Touch 2G and 3G owners as there is a method now available through which they can downgrade their devices from iOS 4.1 to 3.1.3 even if they didn’t save SHSH. All credit goes to YouTube video up-loader, Steven178p, who uploaded a video tutorial on downgrading iPod Touch 2G and 3G to form iOS 4.1 to iOS 3.1.3 by using Sn0wbreeze 2.0.2.
Finally there is some interesting news for folks who updated their iPhone 3G / 3GS to iOS 4.1 without saving their SHSH Blobs. A video guide has emerged on Youtube that shows a step by step method on downgrading your accidently upgraded firmware to iOS 3.1.3. We also managed to strike a conversation with downgrade discoverer and according to him, this guide has been tested and declared working for iPod Touch 2G, 3G and should work seamlessly for iPhone 3G and 3GS.
We have seen couple of guides circling the web which “claimed” downgrade from iOS 4.x to previous OS versions like 3.1.2 and 3.1.3 on iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch 2G/3G. However, those guides had a very minute success ratio and iPhone developers and hackers from Dev Team also indicated them as non-workable without blobs saved. Today I stumbled across a downgrade video guide on YouTube that allows you to downgrade your iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch 2G/3G to iOS 3.1.3 without having the need of your saved SHSH blobs. I also had a little conversation with video up-loader and he claimed the guide as working for iPod 2G/3G in particular and any 2nd or 3rd generation iDevice in general.
There is some great news for your if you just got your Motorola Flipout and were looking to root it right away. The root for Motorola Flipout is pretty easy as the Universal Android Root App does the task without any glitch.
in case you had earlier rooted your Dell Streak and were waiting for a custom Android 2.2 Froyo ROM, then your wait is over. Stephen Hyde from Modaco forums has posted Android 2.2 Froyo ROM for Dell streak that you can flash on your tablet. The method seems to be pretty simple and straightforward for folks who already know rooting and Custom ROM process inside out. It looks like as if this Android 2.2 Froyo custom ROM for Dell Streak is based on official Froyo leak couple of weeks back. Read More
Do you have to deal with a huge pile of unorganized files? FileToFolder
allows you to quickly create a folder for any file(s) and move file(s) into this newly created folder from the right-click context menu. It can be used in two ways, since it comes with right-click context menu support, you can quickly accomplish aforesaid task via context menu while the main interface lets you manually specify path, apply filters and configure other general options.
Previously, we reviewed
how to upload photos in bulk with Windows Live Gallery, and also covered an application called RightLoad,
which adds Upload image to Facebook
option in right-click context menu. Today, we discovered Easy Facebook Photo Uploader,
which not only provides an easy way to upload images to Facebook from right-click shell menu but also offers auto-image rotation, compression levels, and various image interpolation methods (user-defined image quality).
If you badly suck at typing and your mind goes completely blank as to what to type next, A.I type
is what you need. It is by-far the most interesting and intuitive typing tutor/master, which offers a list of words right beneath the Insert Cursor
. Apart from being a typing assistant, it also makes it much easier and faster to type by auto-completing the correct words for you. No matter where you are typing, in Notepad, WordPad, MS Word, filling forms on web, composing email, etc., it will always pop-up to help you out with typing by suggesting words and sentences. Moreover, it uses an intuitive typing mechanism which shows a list of smart words that are in some way or the other related with the phrase/sentence.
The tablet race seems to be gathering some real pace lately after the immense success of the Apple iPad, and more and more tablets are becoming increasingly available in the market. Naturally, the main choice of operating system for these is Android, being freely available and open source. That's why we can now see even see some really cheap stuff making it to the surface when it comes to Android tablets. The latest one amongst these is the $188 CherryPad Android tablet. So does this device really cut it? Is it your dream tablet that's easy on the wallet too, or does what it deliver simply match its price? Let's find out.
In case you thought your Samsung Captivate has bricked and were about to chuck it out of that window, then there is some interesting news for you. Folks over at XDA [Miracles usually happen there] have identified a way through which you can unbrick your Samsung Captivate which has refused to boot at all. Although we don’t know if the method works for everyone with Captivate brick out there, but it did work for some. Read More
In case you are in the US and have downloaded Skype app for Android from Market, but are yearning for ability to call over 3G, then your wait is over! Android hackers over at Droid Forums have already liberated the Skype App for Android from shackles of cruel carriers denying calls over 3G. We don’t know regarding the legality of all this, but we know one thing for sure that you can now make calls from the US using your Skype for Android on 3G networks without any issues. Read More
Firefox is the most favored browsing application for PC and mobile. The all now Firefox 4 Beta 1 has just been released for Android and without a doubt, it’s the most complete and efficient browser for Android OS. Read More
U.S. Cellular has finally got it’s share of the ever booming Galaxy S phenomenon in shape of Samsung Mesmerize. We don’t really know yet what’s specially mesmerizing regarding the Mesmerize, since from the pictures it seems to be jut your standard Galaxy S with U.S. Cellular branding. This is the first Samsung Galaxy S arrival on a regional carrier after debuting on national carriers as the T-Mobile Vibrant, Verizon Fascinate, Sprint Epic 4G and AT&T Captivate. The phone will ship with stock Android 2.1 Eclair, with 'promise' of a Froyo update early next year. For specs and price information, read on.
Finally there is some interesting news for people waiting for Windows compatible redns0w jailbreak for iOS 4.x. Chronic Dev Team has just now released Windows OS compatible Redsn0w version that will allow you to jailbreak your iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G.
Although it’s really cool to root your Android phones, flash custom ROMs and do system-level tweaks, but at times we also end up with a brick. Bricking of an Android device means that your phone is unable to boot or keep on rebooting. In case you are unable to start your phone at all, then it’s probably time that you should abandon it all together or try to claim guarantee etc. But if your phone is either on a boot loop fiasco or you are able to boot into recovery, then you can do stuff to make your phone function normally. Read More
is application to keep tab on stock market fluctuating values and rates, you can track all the specified companies in stock market in nearly realtime. The main data source is Yahoo Finance from where it fetches information about the companies (you select while setting it up) periodically (30 secs) and updates you about the stock values while calculating your Portfolio Value and daily Gain. Furthermore, it comes with Charts feature to help you in analyzing the stock values visually.
is an extension for Firefox which is developed to enhance the searching and browsing capabilities. While doing an extensive research, we usually have multiple tabs opened which can become a real nuisance sometimes. This extension offers an offset of opening the tabs each time for new search and lets you browse and search under a single tab. It supports a wide list of eminent web services which includes; Google Search, Google Maps, Google Translate, Bing Search & Maps, Wikipedia, and more, with a multilingual dictionary support.
is a recovery program from DiskInternals - famous for writing recovery and repairing software. It is designed to repair CRC32/Archive errors and other known data discrepancies which arises due to some unidentifiable reasons in ZIP files. Many a times it happens that we get a message that states “Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive”, this repairing tool caters to all such invalid archive entries in ZIP files and recovers them promptly.
Previously, we reviewed NitroPDF
, a nice PDF reader that also allows user to convert documents into PDF files with options like merge and split the PDF file. PDF Rider
is another application, solely written to let you manipulate the PDF documents but also includes a build-in reader. This opensource software can merge PDF files, insert a PDF document into another, extract specified pages out, delete pages, and change page orientation. Moreover, it can also encrypt/decrypt the document while option for bursting (extracting) PDF file into single pages is also available.